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Name: Egg Island Point Light (NJ)  

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Nearest Town or City:
Heislerville, New Jersey, United States

Location: Northwestern end of Maurice River Cove, Delaware Bay.


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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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Notes:
This lighthouse was destroyed by fire in 1950 after being replaced by a skeleton tower in 1938.

Description of Tower: 1838: Light on keeper's dwelling; 1868: Short tower on roof of 2-story keeper's dwelling, originally on screwpile foundation in marsh, moved about 1000 feet inland to brick pier foundation in 1878.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1838

Tower Moved?
1878

Date Deactivated: 1938

Date Automated: 1921

Optics: 1838: 10 lamps and parabolic reflectors; 1856: Fifth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Thomas Shropshire (5/20/1871 - 7/10/1880), George Shropshire (acting keeper 7/10/1880, keeper 10/8/1880 - 11/9/1885)

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